Tuesday 10 November 2020

Ireland's Military Archives uploads 2020 MSPC release

A 9th instalment from the Military Service Pension Collection (MSPC) has been released today morning by the Rathmines-based Military Archives.

The files relate to claims lodged by 1,170 individuals or their dependants, and contain new information on the War of Independence and the Civil War.

This release brings the number of individuals whose files are now available online to over 10,720 entries (representing over 32,000 files).

Taking into account all the MSPC file series (whether available online or in the Military Archives), over 100,000 files have been processed individually by the Project team to date.

The new files released this morning include:

  • 139 successful service pensions awarded under the Military Service Pensions Act, 1924 (National Army applicants/Pro-Treaty)
  • 604 files of claimants applying under the Military Service Pensions Act, 1934
  • 554 applications under Army Pensions Acts (from 1923 onwards), including wounds and Special Allowances linked to disability pensions.

Click the screenshot image to discover more about this release and see if any of your ancestors are included in the 42-page list of names.